It's time to retire the 20-year incumbent. Georgia's 13th Congressional District deserves a representative who is accessible and dedicated to solving problems affecting people, families, and businesses here in the 13th.
The primary campaign was a resounding success! Thanks to your support, we were able win by a landslide against 2 tough opponents. With your continued support, we can win this fight against the establishment.
We are in the main election against a 20-year incumbent with significant resources and an inner circle bent on maintaining power at all costs. While this part of the campaign will be an uphill battle, we have the Red Wave at our backs. We also have a constituency in the 13th District that is weary of being used to prop up the incumbent party and members of their own party that are fed up with the corrupt and divisive tactics aimed at maintaining power. For years the incumbents have campaigned on the suffrage of the communities in the 13th District, only to "re-allocate" the resources intended to address issues such as homelessness, racism, rental assistance for indigent families, mental health assistance, etc. Instead of addressing issues, these resources instead go to $11 million dollar slideshows, inaccessible bank accounts, questionable contracts, incomplete construction projects, and other corruption referred to as "Atlanta Politics."
As your Representative in Congress, I will support Vocational Training facilities for our youth, displaced workers, and Veterans. I also support school choice w/vouchers. It's time to present a viable alternative to the incumbent party's "school to prison pipeline."
I will fight for transparency, accountability, and oversight of federal funding and resources coming into our District.
I will push for immigration reform, which will first require securing the border. Our citizens should not have to compete with illegal immigrants for jobs and resources. Those immigrants that have been here and have productively contributed to our economy and society should not be ensnared in politically motivated bureaucracy when seeking a path to citizenship.
Please send your donations for support to https://secure.winred.com/caesar-gonzales-for-congress/donation . Your donation of $20, $50, or more will bring us closer to overturning this monolith that has fed on the suffrage of our people for years, and return the power of government to uplifting the communities in the 13th District.
The incumbent party are touting their successes in formulating solutions for the problems their administration created. HR 7606 is the bandaid this administration has come up with for their own ineptness in creating economic inflation as well as rising food and gasoline prices.
Caesar grew up in Metro NYC. A child of the system, he was a Ward of the State, living in a boy's home on Long Island. While in the boy's home, Caesar was given the opportunity to attend BOCES, a vocational school. The skillsets learned at BOCES gave Caesar the ability to earn an income. This helped him survive homelessness, life on the streets, and was a gateway to greater opportunities.
Caesar has 40+ years as a technician, machinist, welder, pro motorcycle racer, business owner, published author, and Mechanical Engineer working in Aerospace. He has worked for such companies as SpaceX and Blue Origin.
Caesar enjoys gardening, spending time with his pets, follows college football and motorcycle racing, and is an amateur astronomer. He also restores vintage and racing motorcycles, fabricating obsolete parts, and is known to do the odd trackday. He does charity work and has been an activist for child abuse awareness. https://youtu.be/ptzuIEpARP0
The Metro Atlanta economy is growing but there is not enough local skilled labor. Currently, only 2.8% of the workforce in the 13th District are skilled (machinists, welders, etc.). I support legislation that focuses on STEM subjects and establishing vocational and marketable skills in school curriculums and after school programs for disp
The Metro Atlanta economy is growing but there is not enough local skilled labor. Currently, only 2.8% of the workforce in the 13th District are skilled (machinists, welders, etc.). I support legislation that focuses on STEM subjects and establishing vocational and marketable skills in school curriculums and after school programs for displaced workers and adults re-entering the workforce. This translates to higher wages, financial independence, and a better quality of life for residents in the 13th District. https://youtu.be/5WCQ0JPGnpY
Federal resources being directed into the community must reach their intended target. I will passionately support oversight, auditing, and accountability of federal resources coming into the 13th District. Open bidding on contracts and services will replace the "Good Ol' Boy" network. The "reallocation" of federal resources to the incumbe
Federal resources being directed into the community must reach their intended target. I will passionately support oversight, auditing, and accountability of federal resources coming into the 13th District. Open bidding on contracts and services will replace the "Good Ol' Boy" network. The "reallocation" of federal resources to the incumbent's own interests, otherwise referred to as "Atlanta Politics", will be checked, and politicians profiting on the suffrage of the communities in the 13th District will be held to account. For perspective, the incumbent brags about bringing $15.5B into the 13th, which would have given every resident in the 13th District a check for over $21,000. Where did the resources go, considering there are local government projects that have been sitting unfinished for years? https://youtu.be/HRm3XlDNBXY
I support parent's right to school choice and vouchers. Children in the 13th District will be better educated in relevant subject matter instead of indoctrinated into abstract progressive ideologies. School choice will also encourage competition, motivating public schools to better structure their curriculums and budgets. It's time to pre
I support parent's right to school choice and vouchers. Children in the 13th District will be better educated in relevant subject matter instead of indoctrinated into abstract progressive ideologies. School choice will also encourage competition, motivating public schools to better structure their curriculums and budgets. It's time to present a viable alternative to the "school to prison pipeline." https://www.prageru.com/video/fund-the-children-not-the-schools
Let's not mince words here- the 2020 elections here in Georgia involved some nefarious activity. I have personally witnessed this activity as an elections observer and ballot reviewer, writing reports and giving statements while being called a liar by naysayers. I also worked with True The Vote to clean up the voter rolls in my home count
Let's not mince words here- the 2020 elections here in Georgia involved some nefarious activity. I have personally witnessed this activity as an elections observer and ballot reviewer, writing reports and giving statements while being called a liar by naysayers. I also worked with True The Vote to clean up the voter rolls in my home county, only to have the elections chair ignore our suit. As long as we allow the political class to sweep elections fraud under the rug and operate without fear of reprisal, we are no better than a banana republic. https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/06/dekalb-co-new-antrim-reports-show-similarities-voting-machine-errors/
In order to effectively engage in immigration reform, we must first secure the border. I would support border security as well as immigration reform, allowing the best and the brightest in while blocking criminals from entering the US. Illegal immigrants should not be allowed to exploit resources that would otherwise be directed to Americans, particularly here in the 13th District. The current administration is relocating immigrants locally with millions of federal dollars to support them, while inner city communities languish. With Fentanyl overdoses killing more Americans than Covid-19, and American resources being redirected to supporting a cartel run multi-billion-dollar immigrant transport operation, it's time we empowered our Border Patrol and secured the border again, as the previous administration so effectively did. https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2022/apr/18/ice-release-600000-illegal-immigrants-september/
If a political party or politician draws power from identity politics, they must always perpetuate racially based issues to draw power from. Identity politics also gives cover to corruption. Progressives warn about the "white supremacist boogeyman" to distract the public while robbing the minority communities of their achievements, freedom, resources, and wealth. Federal and state funding allocated for addressing issues in the inner-city communities are redirected to personal and "pet" projects, far removed from the issues needing attention. See South Fulton Job Corps, Covid funds, etc. No race or ethnic group is exempt from the lack of opportunity, runaway inflation, empty store shelves, high gasoline prices, and the political slight-of-hand that we are experiencing today.
The progressives would rather we all be victims for the sake of some criminal's adversarial past, knowing the criminal element will always be armed. Outlawing guns and restricting supply will only inhibit law abiding citizens the constitutional right to protect oneself and one’s property. Such measures will also encourage the underground manufacture and sale of guns, creating yet another black market.
Georgia Constitutional Carry has just been signed into law by Governor Kemp.
In a vote of 6-3, SCOTUS ruled for the Second Amendment and against NY's racist Sullivan Act which, when enacted in 1911, was aimed to block Black and Irish citizens from their Constitutional right to carry a firearm. Democrats, including the Governor of New York, vow to fight the ruling.
I am against COVID mandates and lockdowns, which were unproductive and oppressive, intended to protect us from a virus with a 99.7% survival rate. The vaccines and boosters do not prevent transmission or infection, only serving to mitigate some of the severest symptoms in some cases. The unconstitutional vaccine requirements, lockdowns, and the federal blocking of effective therapeutic treatments further demonstrated the governmental overreach and nefarious intent by this administration. Governor Kemp did a great job by not caving to the alarmists. In doing so, he kept Georgia open to commerce, saving jobs. Georgia was one of the first states to recover from the pandemic. https://committeetounleashprosperity.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/Which-States-Handled-the-Covid-Pandemic-Best.pdf
Our justice system is generally fair, however there have been cases where innocent people were being locked up and given draconian sentences. Prosecutors are being swayed by quotas, political influences, and media induced public sentiment. Court-appointed attorneys for indigent defendants often rush them through the system with no real defense strategy. They cite limited compensation for their services by the state, so attorneys are encouraging their indigent clients to "cop a plea" regardless of innocence or evidence. Progressive judges and prosecutors in our major cities have now seized on these shortcomings to implement their own brand of social justice, releasing career criminals with no bail. They are justifying these actions by suggesting that the judicial system is systematically racist, even though DOJ statistics prove otherwise. The removal of the pervasive cynicism, denial, money, and politics from the courtroom would go a long way towards restoring public faith in our justice system.
YES! One can make a direct correlation between the public loss of confidence in Congress and the career politicians who have been serving so long, they lost connection with the needs and concerns of their constituents and are instead focused on their own personal interests. The incumbent here in the 13th District has held that office for 20 years (10 terms), which has contributed to growth stagnation and disappearing resources in the District. Just like the Presidency, there should be term limits on Congress. I would support a 3 term limit in the House and 2 terms in the Senate.
As an elected representative for the 13th Congressional District, I work for you. I have watched the incumbent and other elected officials behave as autocrats, disconnecting from the needs and concerns of the people they were hired to represent. My job is to represent my constituents in Congress, which I will do through unimpeded accessibility and communication, not through form letters and generalized statements.
Good question. That is a state issue but I can suggest a solution- require all dirtbike, 4 wheeler, and off-road vehicles purchased and/or operated in Georgia to be titled. Follow this with a yearly operational permit sticker, as is required by other states for off-road vehicles. These measures will encourage responsible ownership of off-road vehicles and establishes a traceable database of VIN numbers, which can be used to recover and return stolen vehicles. Yearly operational permit stickers provide a revenue source to offset the additional expense of administration and enforcement. The added benefit is that Georgia powersports dealers can compete on price with out of state dealers who don't charge tax to out of state purchasers.
My experience in working with alternative energy sources in transportation demonstrated that, while effective, the technology is a few years away from being practical. Windmills, solar, and ethanol as an automobile fuel cost more to manufacture and operate than the energy they provide is worth. Neither would not exist without the federal subsidies they receive. As far as EVs are concerned, have you looked at the cost of battery replacement, a 5-8 year maintenance replacement expense? $6,000-8,000 for a typical hybrid, much more for an EV. The free market will naturally phase in viable and practical alternative or “green” equipment and infrastructure, while phasing out archaic and obsolete technologies. Witness the success of Tesla automobiles. In the meantime, I will support exploiting the energy sources and infrastructure that we currently have. https://www.breitbart.com/environment/2022/06/07/wsj-electric-vehicle-road-trip-a-disaster/
Most good that come from overseas manufacturers like China, India, and Pakistan come through ports on the West Coast. California has instituted a number of draconian laws favoring the trucking unions that restrict the owner-operator trucking services that transport containers and goods. In addition, labor unions at the ports discourage automation that would streamline and accelerate the unloading of goods from container ships. I am in full support of redirecting container ships to the Port of Savannah here in Georgia, where the laws and infrastructure encourages efficiency and expediency in unloading and transporting goods. I am also an advocate for having goods manufactured here in the USA, avoiding the complexities of international logistics and employing our citizens.
The administration’s answer to the drug epidemic is to hand out syringes and "safe smoking kits" (crack pipes) in the inner-city communities in the interest of "social equity and safe access." I understand that doing so is more cost-effective (sic) than rehabilitation, especially after the government just spent $2T on a pandemic with a 99.7% survival rate while locking the populace down and trashing the economy.
The canned association of minority communities and illegal drug use is what frosts me. There are a significant number of us minorities in engineering and aerospace but I don’t see the government handing out graphing calculators and CAD-CAM programs in the name of social equity.
1. There are still mail-in ballots.
2. Drop boxes were not used prior to the 2020 election cycle and only instituted because of Covid restrictions. Those restrictions have since been lifted but drop boxes are still being used on public property.
3. There are no restrictions on Sunday voting.
4. There is early voting from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, 7 days a week, for 78 days, with free transportation to and from the voting precincts available. Check with your local county or city for times and availability of transportation.
5. Instead of just a signature, ID is now required to receive a ballot. There is no charge to obtain an ID in the State of Georgia.
6. In 2020, candidates were distributing water and snacks to the voters standing in line at voting precincts, in a last-minute campaigning strategy. It has always been ILLEGAL to campaign at a voting precinct. This action prompted the additional legislation. One can still bring one’s own water and snacks if long lines are anticipated. Elections officials can distribute water and snacks as well.
So please go out and vote. https://youtu.be/kRRjdrPUYk4
Great question. One of my main platform points directly addresses this issue. The resources are there. The problem is the "reallocation" of the funding by less than reputable stewards. Also consider that, as long as there is a "problem"(such as homelessness, Covid relief, Reparations, etc.), there will always be a flow of resources to be "reallocated." E.g., $Millions in federal funding to address homelessness in the 13th District instead paying for a "slideshow" or $Millions appropriated to address mental health paying rent on empty buildings and questionnaires with no follow up. There is currently no oversight or accountability because, quite frankly, the foxes (your state and local administrative, legislative, and judicial bodies) are in charge of the henhouse. Your federal representative is who authors the guidelines or "fine print" of the federal resources and funding. Thus, the cycle of corruption continues unabated until we vote the incumbents out.
Another YES! The "Fair Tax" is simply a consumption tax (national sales tax) that would eliminate the current system of taxation and the need for the IRS as we know it. Everyone will pay into the system at a rate of 17-23%. This process will increase the amount of revenue collected. There will be no deductions or exemptions except for a "prebate" for those living under the poverty line. The "prebate" exemption will also cover foodstuffs and pharmaceuticals. No other complicated or cumbersome taxes or procedures required, and it prevents double taxation. Tax brackets based on income will be eliminated. The difficulty in getting a system lie this passed is that some politicians and/or bureaucrats will lose their means of manipulation or power, so support for this is not as unanimous as it should be.
The criminal element has hijacked the cultural identity of our inner-city communities. The rise in crime directly relates to the decline in the moral standards and loss of opportunities in our communities. We need to change the culture by directing our youth away from violence, giving them a direction and a sense of self-worth. That is why I am for vocational training in our Secondary schools and beyond. Ask me how I know it works. Moving forward, I hear the progressives demagoguing the police and calling for defunding but offer no real solution to the issue concerning police-subject encounters. Just as the criminal element should not set the standard for the people in the inner-city communities, the severe minority of rogue police officers do not set the standard for the majority of officers. I support targeting those rogue officers with appropriate disciplinary action instead of hamstringing our LEOs in protecting our communities.
Public education institutions, being managed by progressive school boards, are prioritizing indoctrination of our children into progressive ideologies. Instead of teaching tolerance and coping skills, they are being taught to question what bathroom to use and/or who to hate for something that occurred in the distant past that they have no influence over. Many are graduating HS with limited ability to read and do simple math, no sense of direction, no self-worth, and no coping skills. It’s no wonder why the incidence of youth crime and suicide is at an all-time high. The priority in instruction should be learning the “Three R’s”, which will carry them through life as self-sustaining and productive individuals.
The black community is over-represented in the number of abortions, contributing to stagnant population growth in the community. In 50+ years the percentage of the black population has remained constant at 12-13%, with nearly 40% of babies conceived are aborted. The birthrate is now below the point of replacement. Abortion providers have deliberately targeted the inner-city communities, enabling the legal genocide.
With the dissolution of Roe v. Wade, abortion will still be available but will be a state issue, as it should be. The availability of abortions will be reflective of the desires of the constituents, not a demand by elitist progressive bureaucrats. The aforementioned bureaucrats will attempt to codify Roe v. Wade in Congress but I am not sure those in their ranks who are facing tough elections would be willing to take a position here.
That being said, I will enthusiastically support a revamping of the adoption process here in the US, as there are many children languishing in institutions while the potential parents are dissuaded from adopting children here in the US and, instead, adopt children from outside the country.
Multiple studies have shown that 20% of homelessness is economic. The remaining 80% is the result of chemical dependency and mental health issues.
To realistically address homelessness, we have to first be willing to address it’s main causes, mental illness and chemical dependency, as both go hand in hand. I support auditing and oversight of the $Billions allocated to homelessness and mental health initiatives, which will make sure that the funding reaches the appropriate targets. The federal government allocates $Billions to states to address homelessness BUT very little actually makes it to the targeted areas. Why? Because a lions share gets “reallocated” by local officials and politicians.
Beyond that, there must be a realistic outreach, as a significant number either refuse to go for treatment or don’t know where to get it. Bear in mind that you can’t force people into treatment without violating their civil liberties.
Same approach applies to homeless veterans but we must also remove the bureaucracy and politics that influences treatment through the VA.
There is much more to this issue but I hope this gives you an idea on what I feel needs to be done and what I will support as Representative.
From a Facebook posting I made 4 years ago.
- Everybody is rambling on and assigning blame in this latest school shooting tragedy. I looked at the details coming in about shooter and the school environment and reflected on when I was in school.
The difference? Culture. We went from a merit-based education to an “inclusive” one. Instead of winners and losers, we now pass out participation trophies. Instead of teaching coping and crisis management skills, we make “safe spaces” for our children. Criminal, deviant, and high risk behavior that was once marginalized are now celebrated and encouraged. We engage in the division of our children based upon race, ethnicity, income, etc., picking and choosing which group is more noble and deserving than the other. Instead of learning lessons from the past, we use it to excuse negative behavior today.
Gun control? We made “zip guns” and sling shots in shop class back in the day. Guns were much easier to procure then than they are now. Somehow we still managed not to engage in mass shootings, especially on school grounds.
One constant that I see is high risk children falling through the cracks. This failure has great and more tragic consequences nowadays than it did when I was a kid, as evidenced by this current spate of school shootings.
So keep focusing on the gun used and ignore the more dangerous weapon- the mind of a child in crisis with no means of coping and no intervention. - Caesar Gonzales
In the following order:
1. Committee of Science, Space and Technology
2. Transportation and Infrastructure.
3. Energy and Commerce.
There are no debates currently scheduled. My opponent has avoided debates in previous election cycles and there are questions about his health (having missed so many votes in Congress in the last year and more) so it is safe to assume he will not be available for debate in this one. I will be attending porch parties, participating in door knocking, rallies, and other means of meeting and engaging constituents in the 13th District.
Qualifying for the 2022 election cycle.
Aeortropolis Alliance Blueprint 2.0 Workshop reviewing proposals for land use and transportation. Promising developments for the 13th District!
Loading Boxes of meals donated by Hosea's Feed The Hungry to deliver to the Freedom Park Apartment complex in the City of S. Fulton.